Each person’s diabetes is different …
EdHealth Australia is owned and run by Credentialled Diabetes Educator Registered Nurse Jayne Lehmann who has worked with people with diabetes for over 32 years. She has developed a reputation for being at the forefront of innovation in diabetes education consistently winning awards throughout her career.
Jayne provides diabetes care and education to help people with diabetes to help them stay on track and live a healthy life. She understands the physical and emotional challenges living with diabetes can bring from working with thousands of people with diabetes over the years. Jayne’s experience and skills were recognised in August 2017 when she was announced as CDE of the Year for South Australia.
Find out more about what a diabetes educator does here!
N.B. The video was made in America and their healthcare system is different to Australia’s.
Jayne’s experience includes the care and education of people with :
Appointments focus on answering the questions the person with diabetes wants answered about their self care. This strengthens diabetes care knowledge and skills and empowers people to be able to improve their diabetes management. The physical and emotional sides of diabetes are explored and everyday problem solving that helps people understand what to do day-to-day but also when it is time to get some help from their health team.
Additional services include:
Do the quiz to see if you need a diabetes care and education review with Jayne in the near future!
Book an appointment
If you want to see Jayne at the Brighton clinic, it is run from the Pat Kaufmann Centre, on the Minda campus on King George Ave., Brighton. You will need to call Colleen on 08 8422 6365 . While this clinic tends to cater mostly for people with a disability people without disability are free to be seen there as well. It is a welcoming environment and caters for people of all capacities! Phone 8422 6200 and talk to Colleen to book an appointment.
Make the most of your appointment
It’s a good idea to review your blood glucose levels before you come to see Jayne if you have a blood glucose meter. Check your levels before and 2 hours after each meal and before bed for three days in a row. It might sound like a lot doing seven finger-pricks for three days, but the information you gather will help you to make the most of your appointment.
We will work out how often you need to keep monitoring at our appointment. If all is going well and you aren’t on insulin or a sulphonylurea tablet there’s a chance you will be able to have a break from monitoring for a bit. It’s all about being smart with the way you get your information and not checking your levels for the sake of it!
Click on the link below to make the most of your appointment!.
Information for GP and Obstetric services
Medicare reimbursement for the services of a Credentialled Diabetes Educator and other allied health providers has opened up opportunities for GPs to develop their own extended multi-disciplinary diabetes management teams. This provides people with diabetes with referrals to quality nursing and allied health providers and ensures a pathway for coordination of an individuals care. If you want to discuss using EdHealth Australia’s diabetes assessment and education services using a GP referral click on the link and print the letter off and take to the GP.
GP or Obstetric services looking for referral information about Jayne Lehmann’s services can find out more here.